The Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, has disclosed that the Federal government may suspend the ongoing National Identification Number (NIN). This is due to the large crowds which pose COVID-19 risks.
Mamora is also a member of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. He appeared on Channels Television on Monday, January 11 and said:
“Nobody feels good; I don’t feel good looking at the picture where people are gathered in multitude. It’s like a super spreader event which we don’t like. I’m also aware that the relevant ministry which is the communications and digital economy is looking at this.”
“My understanding is that the whole process may be suspended. This is to reorder the whole process and to control the crowd, it was never intended to become a rowdy process. So, people may have to wait and be called at intervals to go through the process.”